IL Executive Ethics Commission – Chief Procurement Officer for Higher Education

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The EEC is a nine-member commission. Five commissioners are appointed by the Governor, and one commissioner each is appointed by the Attorney General, Secretary of State, Comptroller, and Treasurer. The Commission promotes ethics in public service and ensures that the State’s business is conducted with efficiency, transparency, fairness, and integrity by facilitating compliance, implementation, and enforcement of the State Officials and Employee Ethics Act. The EEC appoints the Chief Procurement Officer (CPO), subject to Senate confirmation, and provides staff and other support in furtherance of the independent procurement role of the CPO. The Chief Procurement Office reviews and approves procurements for the State’s public universities, ensuring transactions under its jurisdiction are fair, transparent, accountable, and in the best interest of the State.

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with sufficient business-related academicpreparation
• Minimum of ten years of procurement related experience within the public sector (State, federal, or
local)
• Demonstrated eligibility to test with the Universal Public Procurement Certification Council as a
Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB) or Certified Public Procurement Officer (CPPO), so that
certification can be obtained within 12 months of appointment
• Knowledge of State and/or Federal procurement and procurement-related laws, rules, andprocedures
• Superior organization and managerial skills; a dynamic, collegial, consensus building leadership style;
strong negotiation skills; the ability to adapt and continuously improve the effectiveness of
procurement procedures
• Exceptional written and verbal communication skills

Address: Illinois Executive Ethics Commission,
401 South Spring Street, William Stratton Building, Room 515
Springfield, Illinois 62706

Contact Name: Michelle Casey
Contact Phone: 217-558-1393
Contact Email: eec.cms@illinois.gov
Closing Date: January 28, 2020

For full consideration, applicants should send the following to the address above by 4:30pm on Tuesday,
January 28, 2020:
• A letter of interest, explaining how your training, experience, and/or coursework qualify you for this
position, and identifying how you learned of this position,
• A detailed resume,
• Current CPPB/CPPO testing status or current certification(s), and
• Contact information for three professional references familiar with your work over the past 10 years.